will diminish property values. If you think this will not affect your
property value because you do not live directly in the airport flight
path, you are, unfortunately, mistaken.
An airport city is an airport city.
Burbank Realtors must now disclose information about the Framework for
Settlement to all prospective home buyers. As other areas throughout
California benefit from normal property equity gains, Burbank homeowners
will suffer the consequences of having an expanded airport in their
backyard. The increase in flights, auto traffic, noise and pollution will
permanently and negatively change the face of our city and the investment
in your home.
Our "airport partners," Glendale and Pasadena, have nothing to lose in
this deal and San Fernando Valley residents will no longer have to drive
to LAX. On the other hand, Burbank residents will suffer a marred and
noisy community and property losses.
It is absurd to think Burbank residents will, in any way, benefit from
airport expansion. To the people of Burbank, I say be very leery of what
an expanded airport represents to you and our fair city. Protect your
hard-earned down payment, the equity in your home and the quality of life
Say no to airport expansion.
Stites' legacy besmirched by Leader
By any objective standard, former Burbank City Manager Howard I.
Stites' long-term contributions to the physical and organizational
functioning of the city place him at the pinnacle of any list of leaders.
It is particularly disturbing, therefore, when your historical article
("Burbank grows up in second half of century," Jan. 1-2), blemished his
sterling reputation by an unfortunate guilt of association. You grouped
his resignation as city manager, which was due to an adherence to ethical
principles, with the resignations of scoundrels who departed due to
Starting as city engineer in the mid-1920s and city manager from 1930
until 1952, he guided the orderly development of the city as it grew from